Events Diary

Autumn Tour 2012

Tre Project Autumn Tour opens at St. Ives September Festival

The Tre Project – Rediscovering Cornwall and Isles of Scilly through Archive Film continues its tour across Cornwall screening rare archive material and beautiful new locally made films.  Tre will be visiting St. Ives during the September festival, Lamorna Village Hall and Carleen Village Hall.

The first show in September during the St. Ives September Festival will launch awen productions cic’s new exciting venture ‘Walkabout : St. Ives’ a heritage trail on your phone! Find out more how this location-based app uses a mixture of archive film, art, photography and storytelling to explore St. Ives’ rich social history and cultural heritage.

Footage is as early as 1904 and the tailor made programme includes new short films ‘Ghosts of Godolphin’ made with Shallal Dance Theatre and ‘Pen sans’ by Barbara Santi.

The shows are made possible with support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Feast, South West Film & TV Archive, St. Ives September Festival and Carn to Cove.

Saturday, 15th September, St. Ives September Festival, Studio 10 Porthmeor Studios. 5.30pm – 7.30pm | Donations | Further info download ‘St. Ives Arts & Literature’ brochure

Friday 21st September, Lamorna Village Hall (Carn to Cove) | 7.30pm | Prices : £6 / £4 Child | Contact Rae Hood T: 01736 731 969

Saturday 29th September, Carleen Village Hall | 7.30pm | Prices incl. Tea/Coffee : Adult  £6.00 / Concessions £5.00 / Children £4.00 / Family (2A+2c) £17.00. Contact Carole 01736 762 220 or Tony 01736 762633

2 hour programme. Suitable for all ages.  Refreshments available.

New dates added

Archive films on tour

Friday 3rdFeb Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard, Tel: 01579 340 307

Screening starts 7.30pm | Adult £5 | Concessions £4.50 | Members £3

Friday 16thMarch Nancegollan Village Hall, T: 01209 832 950

Screening starts 7.00pm | Adult £5 | Child £4

Saturday 17thMarch Helland Village Hall, T: 01208 72603

Screening starts 7.30pm. Price £3.

Saturday 31stMarch Golant Village Hall, T: 01726 816 454

Screening starts 7.30pm | Adult £6 | Concessions £4 | Child £4 | Family £16

Saturday 14th April Praa Sands Community Centre, T: 01736 763 339

Screening starts 8.00pm | Adult £6 | Concessions £4 | Child £4

All events are suitable for all ages | 2 hour programme | Interval with refreshments.

New Screening at Stithians Centre as part of Carn to Cove’s Autumn programme 

Saturday 24th September 2011 at 6.45pm, Stithians Centre, Stithians

Suitable for all ages. Doors & bar open at 6.45pm.

Prices: £7 adult, £6 concessions children free with a paying adult

The programme includes

  • 1979 Westward report on ‘Hot Rocks’ the disused granite quarry at Stithians
  • 1978 footage of Stithians Show
  • Rare 1930’s/1940’s archive featuring the river Fal, farming, mining and Cornish Trades and Industries such as butter making and thatching
  • New locally made films using archive exploring the theme of ‘home’
  • Special photographic display from the archive of the Stithians History Society

New Screening at Newlyn Arts Festival 

Friday 23rd September 2011 at 6.30pm, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

Entry : Donations

The programme includes

  • ‘Cornish Nets’ – a very special 1930’s black and white silent movie with LIVE musical accompaniment from duo John Thomson & Martin Bowie
  • Clive Gunnell’s visit to Newlyn in the late 1970’s in ‘Walking Westward’
  • New short films including ‘From the Dell to the Ocean’ which uses a Penberth family’s personal Super 8 film archive from the 1960’s of lobster pot making and sustainable fishing methods in the cove
  • Turn Back Time : The High Street – Penzance.  Co-produced with BBC Video Nation

Archive films screening to celebrate innovative Cornish film company funding success

Sunday 10th July at 7.30pm, The British Legion St. Just

July 2, 2011 by thetreproject | Edit

West Cornwall based community interest media company, awen productions cic, will be celebrating their recent funding success with a free archive film screening and live music at this years Lafrowda Festival.

Following the huge success of awen’s pilot Tre Project – Rediscovering Cornwall and Isles of Scilly through Archive Film, the company has now secured funding to continue for three more years thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Feast.

Barbara Santi, director of awen productions, explained “Tre is a Cornish word for home/homestead. Over the last 18 months we’ve been working with communities across Cornwall and Scilly using archive film to explore what its really like to live in the far West of the UK.  We’ve had 800 people participate during this time through coming to our events/screenings to participating in making films with us.  We’ve discovered so much amazing film archive, communities and their stories that we had to find a way to continue.  The next three years will reach new audiences with screenings and involve more people through celebrating in Cornwall’s rich screen heritage.”

With thanks to additional funding from Cornwall Community Foundation’s Active at 60 fund, the first of these events will take place this Sunday 10th July at 7.30pm, The British Legion St. Just where specially selected film material dating as far back as the 1930’s will shine a light on West Cornwall’s unique past.

Barbara continues “There will be a particular focus on the St. Just and surrounding areas and things will include some rare South West Film & TV Archive’s 1930’s footage of ‘crying the neck’ on a farm at Towednack, haymaking, harvest, and ‘croust’.  There will also be some other lovely archive gems and the Premiere of some recently made Cornish short films.”

People of all ages are invited to the launch where they will be able to find out about awen’s plans and how the St. Just and surrounding areas can get involved.

And if that wasn’t enough music from accomplished accordion player Seamas Carey (The Busketeers and Kneehigh) will entertain people with his latest multi-media solo project “My Granny’s House”, a touching tale about his grandfather, painter Francis Hewlett who was head of painting at Falmouth Art School for 20 years.

Suitable for all ages.  Free entry.


19th February & 21st February 2011

The 22 minute programme of films includes:

  • a short film about how the bus was restored into a 22 seater cinema (
  • archive material from across Cornwall in the 1930′s including H I W Carveth, Collins and Forrest Collection.  Licensed from South West Film & TV Archive (
  • Extracts from locally donated archive of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly from 1950′s/1960′s.  Click here to watch some archive material
  • A short film using archive material made by Gabriella Fenton as part of The Tre Project called Home is…click here to watch (


From 18th December to 24th December The Tre Project – Rediscovering Cornwall & Isles of Scilly through archive film will screen locally donated archive films of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly at PZ Gallery Penzance.  Cornish wrestling in Canonstown in the 60’s, Padstow Obby Oss in the 70’s, snowy days on Scilly in the 50’s, demolition of power stacks in Hayle 1981 are just some of the insights to living in the most westerly part of the UK.

A special event will also be held on Tuesday 21st December from 7.30pm at the PZ Gallery in conjunction with Montol.  The evening will bring together Cornish archive films, live music, heritage and mulled wine.

“We’ve collated over 7 hours of local material which is amazing – showing Cornwall & the Islands as you’ve never seen them before!  The evening will show the best of that archive and will be screened daily during the week at the gallery” says Barbara Santi, director of awen productions cic.  “We’ve also recently been working with BBC Video Nation and CSV making short films with the community about Penzance High Street which accompanies the BBC1 series ‘Turn Back Time – The High Street’.  The 21st Dec event will be the Premier of our films and entry will be free.”

7.30pm Premier of BBC Video Nation/CSV/awen productions cic short films
8pm Screening of local archive films
9pm Screening of local films + live music by local legends
Death by Skiffle (4 piece jazz skiffle ensemble)
11pm Lighting of bonfire followed by
Screening of local films + live music by Death by Skiffle (4 piece jazz skiffle ensemble)

To compliment the screening, The PZ Gallery will be holding an exhibition of Cornish landscapes. Featuring emotive paintings by Ann Coupar and the captivating photography of Charles Roff.

Opening on Saturday the 18th of December and Closing on Friday the 24th; PZ Gallery shall be open daily from 11:30am until 7:30pm.

Jenna Sawle adds “The PZ gallery is delighted to be holding this event, what better way to enjoy the longest night and run into Christmas then with a strong sense of heritage, fine art and celebration.”

Also exhibiting; Trystan Marshall and Jenna Sawle.

‘Tre’ is a Cornish word for ‘home/homestead’.

PZ Gallery can be found at 7 Coinagehall Street, Penzance.

This event is made possible by the support of Feast and South West Screen Digital Archive Fund.


Friday 14th 7pm – 10pm

Parish Church Hall St. Mary’s, (nxt door to IOS Museum)

Out of the Blue. 1959. A boy’s story living on St. Martins in Scilly (30 mins).

Flowers of the Scilly Isles. (1930′s) Silent black and white film on how flowers from Scilly are cultivated and end up in Convent Garden Flower market (18 mins).

Archive material of Isles of Scilly through the ages presented by Dr Emma Moore
Director in English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield looking at language and dialect of Scilly.


Nebes Geryow A-dro Dhe’n SWF
(A few words about the Standard Written Form)
d Jack Morrison
p Laura Hardman
Cornish is a living language. With a Standard Written Form unveiled, this film is a postcard to the thoughts and feelings of Cornish People.
Winner of the Govynn Kernewek Award 2007

Tom and the Giant
w/d Will Coleman
p Will Coleman & Robin Kewell
Holiday ruined by rain, traffic-jams and road-works? Never mind, because ‘Once upon a time, Cornwall was ruled by Giants…’
Winner ‘Entertainment’ category, Celtic Media Festival, Galway, 2008

Shallal – making an almighty din
d/p Barbara Santi
For over 20 years Shallal, Inclusive Dance Theatre Company, has been inspiring and challenging Cornish audiences through their collective ethos and unique way of working to raise awareness of arts and disability/ability. Never needing to say that they are political their presence defies mainstream arts.
Winner of Inspiring Voices competition, Media Trust, 2010

The Lobster Trap
w/d Henry Darke
p Denzil Monk
A boy finds escape from his difficult home life by going to sea on a lobster fishing boat for a day.
Winner 3rd Prize, 16th International “Mediaschool” Film Festival, Lodz, Poland 2009

Friday 14th 11am – 3pm

Parish Church Hall St. Mary’s, (nxt door to IOS Museum)

During the day a selection of fantastic Contemporary Cornish made films will be screened including

* The Sailing Gig Race 2009 (Premier by Paul Farmer),
* On the Water (follows Helford gig club includes Scilly),
* Cornwall Film Festival’s ‘Best of the Fest’,
* Tyskennow Kernow (Cornish language and cultural films),
* Cornish Farming Films
* and others….

Supported by Feast Cornwall, South West Screen, IOS Museum, IOS Travel, IOS Tourist Information and many others!


An evenings celebration of local films, community and culture.




  • Archive films of Padstow Obby Oss (including 1920’s and first sounds film recording of 1930’s)
  • Oss Oss Wee Oss – (1953 documentary.  Dir: George Pickow, Peter Kennedy, Alan Lomax)
  • Golowan…Feast of John (2000 documentary.  Dir: Barbara Santi – featuring Penzance’s own Obby Oss Penglaz
  • The Lobster Trap (2008 drama.  Dir: Henry Darke – filmed in Padstow)

    Film grab from 1920’s


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